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Burton A. Padove

Personal injury Attorney at HIGHLAND, IN

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Padove Law

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  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 36 years
    Illinois - IL 42 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1988
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1981
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Burton

Learn Burton’s areas of practice.


He is licensed in both Illinois and Indiana. Mr. Padove is an active participant in the Chicago Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association where he has served as a Director as well as a Technology Committee Member and Chairperson of the Lawyer Referral Program Committee. He also maintains membership with the American Association for Justice and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Padove has received recognition for his commitment to the Lake County Pro Bono Program which provides free legal services to those without enough money to hire counsel for their law needs.


He has previously served as a volunteer state coordinator for CRASH (Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways) and is currently a volunteer. Mr. Padove has visited Congressional representatives to advocate for highway and trucking safety. He is highly published as a leading contributor in and is a co-author of an article about lawsuits against physicians in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal. He has also been quoted in the Chicago Tribune on the topic of child abuse in a child care setting.


We, at Padove Law understand the challenges associated with divorce, auto accidents, trucking accidents, worker's compensation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, dog bites, defective drugs and other incidents that have affected the lives of individuals. We know the importance of choosing a lawyer capable of fighting for your legal rights. From initial case screening to preparation and defense of the case, Burton Padove is committed to excellence in litigation. Although every state may have its own laws, the devastation to injury victims and their families knows no borders. Mr. Padove has been honored to represent the interests of victims and their families in Indiana, Illinois and nationwide.

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Posted by Rev | October 10, 2010
Finally ....a lawyer with a soul
Words alone can't express our thankfullness and just plain being lucky in finding Burton. The care and concern that he showed our family in such a time of great loss was beyond any expectations that you could have for a lawyer. Never in my life have I seen someone so dedicated to getting closure to a case and in such a short time. We just can't recommend this man high enough. Thanks from the Milhone family.
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Posted by Julie | December 15, 2012
Trustworthy, thorough and realistic
I would recommend Burt without hesitation. My initial contact with him was for a real estate matter. I have known many lawyers and found Burt to be very knowledgeable, thorough, and most importantly (and somewhat rare for a lawyer), realistic about what the outcome was likely to be and what courses of action were likely to be most cost-effective in terms of results obtained. That was several years ago, and now Burt is my go-to lawyer whenever I have a legal question, whether it's family law, real estate, or employment. He gives good, sound advice, and tells me when the fight is worth it and when it's not. He is also very courteous and tactful, and never makes me feel that my questions or concerns are insignificant, or that other clients are more important. I also appreciate that Burt returns calls promptly, or if he cannot due to other obligations such as court appearances, will let me know when to expect a response. I've never had to call more than once to get a call back, and I have worked with Burt as needed over several years now. Recently I had a fairly unusual legal issue come up (totally not Burt's area of expertise, in fact, I sincerely doubt it is ANY lawyer's area of expertise), and I was impressed by how thoroughly Burt looked into all the possible issues before making any recommendations. To sum up, I would not hesitate to recommend Burt, and he will be the first and only attorney I call next time I need one.
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Posted by Maureen | March 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Gem
Having Burton Padove as my lawyer for my divorce was a smart decision. Initially, when I spoke with him on the phone, I could tell he was patient, knowledgeable and empathetic to my concerns! What a gem he proved to be! I was confident in him getting the results I deserved. He is thorough and takes the time to explain things to me which made me more confident through out the process. I was happy to find that he is also very responsive in returning my calls and our overall communication. I feel thankful to have met him. I wouldn't hesitate to call Mr. Padove if you need a fabulous lawyer!
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Posted by Taleah | August 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saving attorney
We needed an attorney that could protect our mother’s financial and medical legal issues and Burt was the right person for the job. He was respectful and so helpful and fast everything came together. We got her power of attorney and health care representative in less than a day. Burt understood our situation and was very knowledgeable and directed us so we understood what we need to do, if more people were like Burt the world would be a better place.
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Posted by Steven | April 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Rarity In Today’s World
Burt, “B”, or Mr. Padove as he is known in practice, is highly knowledgeable and effective legal counsel. More importantly, he is extremely ethical, very realistic, and does not waste time when he has a chance to act, nor will he waste yours. Throughout the process of a very convoluted divorce (which included my son), Burton has saved me thousands of dollars in legal fees by making sure we do not go to court for long shots (which often I created as emotions run high during divorces). This is the reason why you hire an attorney. I would have made bad choices on emotion without him and his expertise. He could have easily gone to court at least 5 separate times for issues knowing it would be a waste of time and collect thousands of dollars in legal fees, but chose not to (while giving me the option so should I choose to). Burton does not tell you what you want to hear, he tells you what you need to hear, and gives options that are realistic, and then acts with fast, surgical precision. He has advised me counsel in the best manner, even had to create novel motions due to the unique and complexity of my case, and did so effective and efficient, like it was the back of his hand. Like the other title review states, he truly has a heart, and he truly does care! If I did not work in Customer service, I would be surprised that he does not have hundreds of 5 star reviews, but given that I do; satisfied customers often don’t take time to write reviews, they go on with there happy life. The course was not easy, but Burt has given me back my life, stability, and a sense of well being. I thank him from the bottom of my heart, and I hope this review will allow YOU to consider him as your GO TO attorney. He certainly is mine.
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Posted by Sharon | November 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Wow words can't express what all he helped me with. I went through a rough Marriage and got my divorce before I hired Mr.Burton But my Ex took me back to court trying to say I was not letting him see our kids which I had Been asking for him to see them and Mr Burton explained all the evidence I needed to prove it which I had and we went in and won our case. My Ex also wouldn't let me get my items from our old house which Mr Burton helped me where I was able to go pick up my belonging in which I have done now Thanks to Mr Burton I'm free from pain, walking on eggshells and being cheated on. He is really about working to make families happy and works hard to help you win your case.
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Posted by Renee | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will not be disappointed!!
It doesn't get any better than this guy! He's very knowledgeable,fair, thorough,kind, and compassionate. I have immense respect for Mr.Padove.He is definitely one you want on your side fighting for you!!
Posted by Bruce | June 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Courteous
I retained Mr. Padove to resolve a child support issue. His ethics mirrored my own and his thoroughness in the process was impressive. Equally impressive was his availability to answer questions, return e-mails or phone calls, and offer advice and considerations that were beneficial to me. I would highly recommend Burton Padove for your Family, Personal Injury, or Medical Malpractice needs.
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Posted by Keri | September 18, 2013
Burton was very helpful in the question I asked along with giving me good advice as to what I need to do, answered me in a timely manner, thanks so much Burton!
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2013
Highly recommended! Impressive attorney!
Mr. Padove is a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney. He always returned my calls and emails promptly and answered any questions I had. He utilizes email and is very good at providing updates. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends or family.
Posted by Edy | October 27, 2012
Could not ask for a better Attorney
Words can not express how thankful I am that I chose Burton Padove to handle my legal matters. Burton is professional, knowledgeable and thorough. He is prompt in returning phone calls and e-mails. Burton kept me informed throughout the entire process and always made sure I understood everything that was going on. I was able to rest easy knowing Burton was taking care of my legal issues. I would highly recommend Attorney Padove and know that if I have any future legal issues, he will be the first and only attorney I call.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2012
Review of Burton A. Padove
When my son got in trouble three hours away from our home, I did not know who to call or how to help him. Through my husband's work benefit, I was given Burton Padove's contact information. Mr. Padove answered my call immediately even though he was busy and he promised to call me shortly. I did not expect to hear from him for several hours. Within a few minutes, Mr. Padove called me back. He took my son's case and left me worry-free. Mr. Padove kept me informed of all pertinent details of my son's case and handled it very professionally. I know now who to call should any more issues arise, or if I just need a great lawyer in northwest Indiana.
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Posted by Ruth | August 2, 2012
Burton is a great lawyer,i have an autistic daughter i was with her father for 13years,we were separated.I needed a lawyer for custody,visitation&support.i was lucky to find Mr.Padove he works with me to do what was the best for me and my daughter.he is very courteous,he always respectful and gentle with questions regarding my daughters special needs he has always answered my questions promptly,and if i didn't understand anything he explained them to me without making me feel stupid.I would rec amend him to any one.i had spoke with a few other attorneys whom did not understand the fact my daughters father is an alcoholic which made things difficult not only has he understood he is helping me to do what best .. he has gone through this with me step by step.always letting me what needs to be done with enough time for me to be able to do them .its nice to have some one willing to go the extra mile thank you Burton.
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Posted by Liz | December 29, 2011
Great attorney!
We used this attorney to do our will. It was great because most everything was done via email including revisions. One office visit to sign off on final documents. Very easy and painless. He also participates in the Hyatt Legal Plan so no upfront costs if you're in this plan!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 295-295 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Padove Law
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Richard F. Mallen
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Lavine, Eisner, Wittenberg, Newman & Silverman
  • 1987 - 1989
  • House Counsel
  • American International Group, Inc.
  • 1983 - 1987
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Smith v. Jones
  • Settled for substantial amounts. Clients satisfied


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Director
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • >50 hours pro bono
  • Northwest Indiana Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2012
  • >50 hours
  • Northwest Indiana Lawyers
  • 2011
  • >50 hours pro bono
  • Northwest Indiana Volunteer lawyers
  • 2010
  • 10000th Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1981
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  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal
  • Lawsuits Against Physicians
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer From Law School to Law Practice
  • Ethics and Lawyer Marketing
  • 2015
  • From Law School to Law Practice
  • Social Media and Legal Marketing
  • 2014
  • Solo and Small Section
  • Cloud Case Management
  • 2013
  • Lake County Bar Association Solo Practice Meeting
  • Ethics of Discounted Coupons and Attorneys Fees
  • 2012
  • Monthly meeting
  • Tractor Trailer Tandem Dangers
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (11)
Endorse Burton
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Burton will take the time to understand your individual circumstances, and will fight for you."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"An aggressive attorney who represents clients well. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Padove. He was very easy to communicate with (via e-mail, my preference) and we were able to reach a fair and quick resolution for both of our clients. He conducted himself in a professional and honest manner."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would encourage anyone in need of a skilled attorney to seek Mr. Padove's advice. His answers show his compassion and skill. I would not hesitate to send a friend to Mr. Padove for assistance."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Padove is well respected in the legal community for his legal acumen and his zealous advocacy for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Padove. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer in his field. Well-respected in the legal community and a passionate advocate for his clients. Highly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Padove who is a very experienced attorney He has provided his time in submitting very analytical responses to Avvo community posed questions."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Padove is one of the finest attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Padove always makes it a point to make a positive contribution to the legal community, both here on Avvo and locally. It's nice to know I have someone I can trust when referring others."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His willingness to contribute to the AVVO community along with the substance of those contributions displays an attorney that is ready, willing and able to zealously advocate for his clients. I wouldn't think twice about referring a potential client to Mr. Padove."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Every time Burton answers a question it is apparent he has a great deal of experience in personal injury. If I needed a PI lawyer, he would honestly be one of the first I called."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have a lot of confidence in Attorney Padove and enjoy resolving cases that I have had against him. He will litigate when necessary, problem-solve when possible and has always proceeded in a fair and honest manner."
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HIGHLAND Personal injury Lawyer Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove
Personal injury Attorney
Licensed for 42 years
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